Observation 31685: Usnea cirrosa Mot.

Locality: 29°15’7.40"N, 103°17’50.60"W, el. 1645-2120 m.

Substrate and habitat: Growing on piñon pine in an open woodland of piñon, juniper, and oak.

Identification: Seven species of Usnea are reported from the park:

epiphytic and with abundant spiny apothecia:
cirrosa, intermedia (=arizonica)

epiphytic and generally without apothecia:
hirta, subfloridana, lapponica, substerilis

on rocks:

Usnea cirrosa is common to abundant in the park on piñon pine branches above 6,000 feet elevation. Wetmore reports Usnea intermedia from Emory Peak (under the name arizonica).

Common name: sundew beard lichen

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